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We make idols when God has already given us images and symbols through which to know him

Men’s folly cannot restrain itself from falling headlong into superstitious rites. But even if so much danger were not threatening, when I ponder the intended use of churches, somehow or other it seems to me unworthy of their holiness for … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps (x2), Plagiarism and Bruce Metzger, Amazon Drones, the Millennium Falcon and more! Weekend Links (08/12/16)

Some links to save to Pocket (or your other favorite reading app) for your weekend reading: Because it’s Olympic season: Michael Phelps vs. Himself (NYT) Comparing Phelps’ times over the course of his career Michael Phelps Tied A 2,168-Year-Old Olympic … Continue reading

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The tongue is a “world of evil” (James 3:6)

Why is it so hard to watch what you say? Why does it even matter? (Note that I’ve made some minor edits to structure to make it easier to read online.) The tongue is “the world of evil.” In the … Continue reading

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Reformed Protestants Who Pick Nits — Old Life

My favorite part: “Is it too much to ask the New Calvinists to see the hand of God in the old Calvinism that emerged in places like Zurich and Strasbourg well before John Calvin was even a Protestant?” John Piper … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Easter

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Parish

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup (02/20/16): Eco, Apple, and more

Here are some stories I found interesting this week, in no particular order (note that links will open in a  new tab):   Umberto Eco died at age 84. The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum are two of … Continue reading

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